Veterans Who Have Passed–Kristofer Garmager

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 28, 2019.

Made a Name for Himself James H. Breasted, Former Rockford Man, Has Come to the Front

Source: Rockford Republic      November 10, 1898    pg.5

Pierce Chemical Co. – founder Alan Pierce, PhD.

Pierce Chemical

Source:  50 Years of Excellence Pierce 1950 – 2000

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Address n 2016: Pierce Chemical Co.  3655 N. Meridian Rd. and 3747 Meridian Rd., Rockford, 61101


Rubin, Dr. Louis

Rubin, Dr. Louis

Source of article above: Rockford Register-Republic March 14, 1961

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Source of article above:  Rockford Register Star April 20, 1981

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Source of article above, on small part of philanthropic efforts, from Rockford Register Star 2/3/2014


Joseph Thomas Geraghty

Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Saginaw, MI, to Joseph T. Geraghty, Sr. and Evelyn P. Heath-Geraghty.

Married in St. Peter, Rockford, 1950.

Graduated from St. Thomas High School, 1938.

Attended the University of Chicago and University of Iowa.

Joined the Naval Air Corp in 1942.  During his 4 years in the Navy, he was stationed in Pensacola, FL as Ensign, flew torpedo bombers in the North Atlantic looking for German subs, and flew off of a carrier in the Pacific during WWII.

Owned several businesses.

Died Nov. 22, 2014, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory; Funeral Mass at Cathedral of St. Peter.

Source: Rockford Register Star, Nov. 27, 2014




Frances Wood Shimer Memorial Arboretum – 2014

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Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies and Frances Wood Shimer Memorial Arboretum

203 East Seminary St., Mount Carroll, IL  (815) 244-1173

teaches archivists hoe to care for, store and display materials

school began in 1852 as Mount Carroll Seminary, affiliated with University of Chicago by 1896

The Restoration College Administration purchased it, changed name in the 1980’s.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine; page 29, Fall 2014, Vol. 11, No. 5